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Hawaiian Waffles

Hawaiian Waffles

1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup pineapple juice

2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, separated
1 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, well drained
1/4 cup flaked coconut
1/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts
Additional chopped macadamia nuts, toasted, optional

In a large saucepan, combine the first five ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 12-15 minutes or until sauce begins to thicken; set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Combine egg yolks, milk and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Stir in pineapple, coconut and nuts. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter (batter will be thick).

Preheat waffle iron. Fill and bake according to manufacturer’s directions. Serve with pineapple sauce and additional nuts if desired. Yield: 16 (4-inch) waffles.

Recipe found here: Hawaiian Waffles

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Ravioli Casserole

Ravioli Casserole

3-1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
1 package (25 ounces) frozen cheese ravioli, cooked and drained
2 cups (16 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
4 cups (16 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Spread 1 cup of spaghetti sauce in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Layer with half of the ravioli, 1-1/4 cups of sauce, 1 cup cottage cheese and 2 cups mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-40 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand for 5-10 minutes before serving. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Recipe found here: Ravioli Casserole

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Irish Beef Stew

Irish Beef Stew

8 bacon strips, diced
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 pound whole fresh mushrooms, quartered
3 medium leeks (white portion only), chopped
2 medium carrots, chopped
1/4 cup chopped celery
1 tablespoon canola oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon tomato paste
4 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
1 cup dark stout beer or additional reduced-sodium beef broth
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons cold water
1 cup frozen peas

In a stockpot, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine flour, salt and pepper. Add beef, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat. Brown beef in the bacon drippings. Remove and set aside.

In the same pan, saute the mushrooms, leeks, carrots and celery in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in tomato paste until blended. Add the broth, beer, bay leaves, thyme, parsley and rosemary. Return beef and bacon to pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 hours or until beef is tender.

Add potatoes. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 1 hour longer or until potatoes are tender. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into stew. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add peas; heat through. Discard bay leaves. Yield: 15 servings (3-3/4 quarts).

Recipe found here: Irish Beef Stew

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Applebee's Style 3 Cheese Chicken PenneApplebee's Style 3 Cheese Chicken Penne

Applebee’s Style 3 Cheese Chicken Penne

2 chicken breasts
1⁄3 cup Italian salad dressing
3 cups penne pasta
15 ounces alfredo sauce
8 ounces Italian cheese, shredded (Mozzarella, Parmesan, Provolone)
4 tomatoes
1 teaspoon basil
2 -3 garlic cloves
6 tablespoons olive oil

Chop Chicken and marinade in Italian dressing for 30 minute.

Chop tomatoes, add oil chopped Garlic and basil to make bruschetta. Set aside.

Cook Penne in boiling water.

Grill or broil Chicken.

Divide pasta between two microwavable bowls.

Pour Alfredo sauce.over the pasta in each bowl.

Layer on Bruschetta.

Add a layer of Chicken.

Add a layer of shredded cheese.

Microwave for 3 min, or longer if previously chilled till cheese is melted.

Serve with Garlic bread.

Can be prepared well ahead of time in individual bowls, then Microwaved thoroughly.

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Vegetable Noodle Casserole

Vegetable Noodle Casserole

1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of broccoli soup, undiluted
1-1/2 cups 2% milk
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 package (16 ounces) wide egg noodles, cooked and drained
1 package (16 ounces) frozen California-blend vegetables, thawed
2 cup frozen corn, thawed

Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine soups, milk, 3/4 cup cheese, garlic, parsley, pepper and salt. Stir in noodles, vegetable blend and corn.

Pour into a greased 13×9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover and bake 45-50 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 12-14 servings.

Recipe found here: Vegetable Noodle Casserole

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Curly Noodle Dinner

Curly Noodle Dinner

1 pound ground beef
1 package (3 ounces) beef ramen noodles
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
1 can (8-1/2 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained

In a skillet, brown beef; drain. Stir in noodles with contents of accompanying seasoning packet, tomatoes and corn; mix well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until the noodles are tender. Yield: 4-6 servings

Recipe found here: Curly Noodle Dinner

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Spicy Shepherd's Pie

Spicy Shepherd’s Pie

1 package (6.6 ounces) instant mashed potatoes
1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (11 ounces) Mexicorn, drained
1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
1 envelope taco seasoning
1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Prepare mashed potatoes according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the tomatoes, corn, olives, taco seasoning, chili powder, salt and garlic powder. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes.

Transfer to a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Top with 3/4 cup cheese. Spread mashed potatoes over the top; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Editor’s Note: You may substitute 4-1/2 cups hot homemade mashed potatoes for the instant potatoes if desired.

Recipe found here: Spicy Shepherd’s Pie

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